Curious?

If you would like to know more about Mary Way, portrait miniatures, dressed prints, or women artists in America, the following sources offer an insightful starting point.

Sources: Mary Way (1769-1833)

  1. MacMullen, Ramsay. Sisters of the Brush: Their Family, Art, Life, and Letters 1797-1833. New Haven, Conn.: PastTimes Press, 1997.
  2. Warren, William Lamson. “Mary Way’s Dressed Miniatures.” The Magazine Antiques (October, 1992): 540-549.

Sources: Portrait Miniatures

  1. Bolton, Theodore. Early American Portrait Painters in Miniature. New York: F.F. Sherman, 1921.
  2. Colding, Torben Holck. Aspects of Miniature Painting: Its Origins and Development. Copenhagen: E. Munksgaard, 1953.
  3. Frank, Robin Jaffee. Love and Loss: American Portrait and Mourning Miniatures. New Haven: Yale University, 2000.
  4. Miles, Ellen. The Portrait in Eighteenth Century America. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1993.
  5. Richardson, Jonathan. An Essay on the Theory of Painting, 1725.
  6. Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth. Heirlooms in Miniatures: With Numerous Reproductions of the Best Examples of Colonial, Revolutionary, and Modern Miniature Painters. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1902.

Sources: Dressed Prints

  1. Nevinson, John L. Origin and Early History of the Fashion Plate. United States National Museum Bulletin 250. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Press, 1967.
  2. Karmason, Marilyn G. “Shimmering and Brilliant: American Victorian Tinsel Paintings.” in The Clarion (Winter 1991-1992): 73-79.

Sources: Women Artists

  1. Chadwick, Whitney. Women, Art, and Society. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2002.
  2. Deutsch, D.T. “The Polite Lady.” Antiques 135 (1989): 746 – 748.
  3. Gordon, Beverly. The Saturated World: Aesthetic Meaning, Intimate Objects, Women’s Lives, 1890–1940.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006.
  4. Prieto, Laura R. At Home in the Studio: The Professionalization of Women Artists in America. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001.
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